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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 6, 2009
  • 02:03 PM

My mother keeps complaining about weird itchy bumps all over her body and after visiting a doctor they told her they don't know what it is. Here's a picture (of someone else but same condition):

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k477/haight_25/skin/arm.jpg

Its kinda like a rash or some kind of allergy but we don't know the source of her problem.

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  • Does she have any other symptoms? Is her skin dry? Has she tried changing what she uses to shower with, laundry detergent, etc.? I have little red bumps all over my arms and legs but I also have a bunch of other symptoms, including skin that is so dry it hurts. Did your mom go to a PCP or a determatologist? If she has seen both, try a different determatologist. If she has other symptoms too, then the bumps might be related to what is causing the other symptoms.
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  • My mother keeps complaining about weird itchy bumps all over her body and after visiting a doctor they told her they don't know what it is. Here's a picture (of someone else but same condition):http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k477/haight_25/skin/arm.jpgIts kinda like a rash or some kind of allergy but we don't know the source of her problem. I Have the exact same problem. I have gone to the doctor several times they don't know what it is.
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  • I Have the exact same problem. I have gone to the doctor several times they don't know what it is.This is KP... a common skin disorder that isn't harmful to anything but your confidence in showing your arms (I have it too). It's caused by excess Keratin that is produced BY YOUR BODY, so there's only treatments for it that will reduce it and you can never CURE it. To slow the production of Keratin in your skin, many people recommend eating things plentiful in Vitamin A and Carotene (such as carrots) and gently scrubbing your skin in the shower. Also, don't shower with very hot water as it might irritate the bumps further. There are topical lotion/cremes that you can use as well to soothe the bumps.
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